Return to Fiction

Been such a long time. Over a year to be exact. I wouldn’t say that I’ve stopped reading because something like that would be unimaginable. I just don’t read fiction like I use to. I’m even ashamed to say that I’ve started several fiction books and put them down unfinished. I don’t know much about new releases or book news either. It’s a sad state of affairs.

But the good thing is, I have pre-teen students who harass me about reading. They ask me everyday why I haven’t finished Divergent and why I haven’t started Uglies. They tell me about their books and I watch as they bring countless paperbacks into my classroom eager to read given a moment’s chance. Even my family has asked about what I’m reading and I often rattle off some cookbook, self-help, or non-fiction title. Well, recently, a friend of mine mentioned that she planned to read 12 books in 3 months. I told her I’d turn off the television and join her for the challenge. Let’s see if I can keep my word. Of course, the hard part (besides the watching the idiot box and getting off the phone) is choosing what to read. I can never decide! I don’t even think I want to bother with the books I put down, but I feel kinda obligated.

I made a few updates to the blog for the sake of motivation. My iPad is fully loaded with tons of books. We shall see if I can keep up with this 3-month commitment. Send a kind word if you’re still out there.

Happy reading, y’all.


6 thoughts on “Return to Fiction

  1. Glad you’re back! I miss your recommendations. I have gone through the phase you are describing: did fiction for DECADES; then…………….turned to history and current events.

    Glad to hear you’re alive and kickin’- good luck with the challenge!


  2. So glad to see you’re back! The Good Lord Bird, I’ve heard, is really good. I’m trying to plow my way through Americanah.


  3. I hit a nonfiction spurt. It lasted several years! But I see over in the left sidebar that you’re still keeping your finger on the pulse of things. I started “Same Kind of Different as Me” and couldn’t get into it. How are you liking it?

    A copy of “Red Now and Laters” is on it’s way to me! Looking forward to reading that one. It should be pretty relatable.


  4. Yup! Last night I fell asleep with a fiction book in hand for a change. “Same Kind of Different as Me” isn’t so bad, seems a little young adult though. I considered reading “The Good Lord Bird,” since I’ve heard so many positive reviews. I just don’t know if I’m interested in reading another book related to slavery. Seems like there are quite a few recent releases that revolve around that topic.

    Thanks for the positivity, y’all!


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